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Updated December 24th, 2023 at 22:13 IST

'Roger made the game look like..': Serena Williams ex-coach lays out the disparities between Big 3

The debate regarding who is the GOAT among the Top 3 continues. Paying heed to it a former coach has expressed vies how the players differ from each other.

Prateek Arya
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Roger Federer | Image:AP
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Tennis fans often get engaged in a lengthy discussion whenever a comparison between Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic takes place. The trio has 66 Grand Slam titles between each other. Besides discussing their achievements, the enthusiasts argue whenever the question of who is the GOAT gets highlighted.

3 things you need to know

  • Novak Djokovic has won a record 24 Grand Slams in his career
  • Rafael Nadal has 22 Grand Slams to his name
  • Roger Federer took retirement at the mark of 20 Grand Slams

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Serena Williams former coach lays out how the Big 3 are different from one another

Coach Rick Macci, who has worked with five World No. 1 players—including the Williams sisters and Maria Sharapova—recently discussed his opinions on the disparities in performance between the three legendary tennis players. He claimed that Djokovic was a combination of both on the court and that Federer played with grace while Nadal focuses more on physical force.

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"Roger made the game look like BALLET. Rafa made the game look like BOXING. Novak makes the game look like a BOXING and BALLET," Macci, a 'Hall of Fame' tennis coach, posted on X (formerly Twitter) tagging Djokovic.

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Macci's advice to Djokovic

The current World No. 1 player, Novak Djokovic, who has a record 24 Grand Slam titles, received some advice from him as well. The well-known instructor stated that in order for the Serb to achieve even more success, he needs to have a strong mind and generate original ideas.

Macci praised Federer, who won 20 Grand Slams in his career, for his impressive court coverage and footwork.

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Published December 24th, 2023 at 22:13 IST

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